Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Palmistry is the art of  reading a person's life from the lines of their hands.  It seems to be a dying art.  I've never met anyone, online or otherwise, who practiced palmistry.  At least so far as I know.  

The Fortune Teller by Caravaggio
A palm reading usually starts with the dominant hand, be it right or left.  Right hands are controlled by the left side of the brain and is considered masculine.  The opposite is of course true of the left hand.  Your hand will also have a certain shape, named after each of the elements.  An Earth hand is broad with broad fingers.  Air hands are square or rectangular with long fingers.  Water hands have short palms and long fingers, and Fire hands have square or rectangular palms and short fingers.

The most commonly known lines on the hands are the head line, the heart line, the life line and the fate line.  There is far too much information to write it all here, but in short here is a little bit of the meaning of the lines stated above:

1: Life line - 2: Head line -
3: Heart line - 4: Girdle of Venus -
5: Sun line - 6: Mercury line - 7: Fate line
1.  The Head Line - Represents a person's mind.  Can tell how a person learns and in general the way their mind works.

2.  The Heart Line - Represents, of course, the heart.  Emotions and even cardiac health.

3.  The Life Line - The life line is thought to represent a person's major life changes, as well as a person's physical health.

4.  The Fate Line - This line is said to be tied to a person's life path, and the person's life circumstances and choices.

There is so much more information on palm reading that would never fit here.  Somewhat surprisingly, Wikipedia has a great article on it.  This site, simply called Palmistry, looks to be a great resource as well.

Have any of you ever read a palm, or had your palms read?

Goddess Bless,


  1. The Secrets of Gypsy Fortune-telling by Raymond Buckland has a great section on Palmistry. I have never read a palm myself or have had mine read, but I have learned enough to tell alot by someones hands ;) Good post...makes want to dig out that book and take another

  2. I've always wanted to have my palms read! Never had it done, though.

  3. I've only ever had a partial reading. I have a friend who does tarot and palm readings. He said he needed to brush up on his palmistry, but that he could tell that it would be difficult for me to have kids. Interesting....